A touch of nature
I have a very strong connection to my place…it’s where I can get away from the drudgery of the everyday life and let my mind drift away to whatever makes me click at a particular moment. I love arriving home on a harsh, cold winter day when it’s pouring outside and just seat back and relax, especially if surrounded by a bunch of my closest friends…I love having people over to dinner parties and movie nights, as much as I praise some time alone to enjoy my haven…So, it’s only natural that I try to make it the cosiest, most comfortable and enjoyable, whilst reflecting my (and my girlfriend’s) personal taste. One of the things that makes all the difference and I most often notice missing from my friends’ (especially the bachelors) homes is flowers or plants. Making your house “greener” is not only achieved by installing the latest and most efficient appliances or lightbulbs; make room for a couple of plants and you’ll see the difference instantly, it adds personality and a whole new life to the room.
One of the most beautiful additions you can have is definitely a Bonsai. These trees exude mysticism and give a unique feel to wherever you place them. I’ve always been a sucker for them, so I was blown away when last weekend (while strolling around Miguel Bombarda St. during the monthly events) I got a chance to visit Arbole Bonsai. The company’s showroom is located in CCB (Bombarda’s Shopping Center), and it will make you feel 100% zen…Besides gazing at the amazing Bonsai trees, you’ll be able to sit back and relax next to a fountain (another one of their products) while enjoying the placid environment they’ve put together. Afterwards, you’ll face the daunting task of deciding which one to bring home with you as they’re all stunning. Remember that a Bonsai is no ordinary tree (nor is its price tag) and needs attention and commitment; however, when you learn to take care of it properly it can be very therapeutic and relaxing; if you’re too lazy, just take your tree to Arbole and they’ll take good care of it. They also offer a variety of services and activities aimed at companies and people of all ages, all of which are listed on their website. Visit their showroom and bring home a piece of nature!